Man Charged over Lawnmowing Fatality
Police have summoned a 72 year old man to answer one charge
of Reckless Driving Causing Death in relation to a fatal
lawnmowing accident in Hastings on 8 October 2013.
accident resulted in the death of a 4 year old boy.
man has been summoned to appear in the Hastings District
Court on 12 February 2014.
An application for name
suppression has been filed. As the matter is now before the
Court, Police will be making no further comment.
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On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus
If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point.
By ‘some quarters’, I mean (a) RadioLive host Sean Plunket who called Catton a “traitor” and (b) Prime Minister John Key who dismissed her views as being those of a typical Green Party supporter, which is apparently almost as bad.
In context, Catton seemed to be talking about the mixed feelings she felt after what she had created suddenly becoming a kind of public property claimed by the entire country and its leaders. That must feel weird at any time, in any place. Catton evidently finds it particularly alienating when the government of the day has shown little interest in the arts beyond their promotional/economic value. More>>